civil war history

Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox

Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox carefully examines primary sources, along with terrain features and archeological data to clarify the events relating to the fighting which took place along Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. The Battle of Sailor's Creek, actually three separate engagements, was the last major battle before the surrender of Lee's army and many of the greatest and most illustrious leaders of both armies clashed together for the last time on this field of conflict.

The Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox

The cemetery at Appomattox, located on a wayside just outside of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, contains 18 Confederate soldiers' and one Union soldier's burial grounds. This little book has been written for the reader to learn about these soldiers and the formation of the Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox which undertook the task of establishing the cemetery. By Patrick A. Schroeder, 40 pages.

Civil War Soldier Life: In Camp & Battle

This is the first-hand account of George F. Williams of the New York volunteer infantry, with introduction and additional material by Patrick A Schroeder. This booklet includes a biographical sketch of Williams to give context of the man's background and experience, and his first-hand account includes descriptions of Lincoln, Lee, and McClellan not contained in biographies for those men, making this book a must-read for any Civil War buff! By George F. Williams, 44 pages.

The Passing of the Armies

The race begins when the Union armies of General Ulysses S. Grant finally break through Confederate General Robert E. Lee's lines at Petersburg. The Confederates, hoping for a last chance at survival, are doggedly pursued. Appomattox tells the story of the last days of the American Civil War from the viewpoints of the presidents, generals, soldiers, and civilians who were there. Fighting running battles, as the armies collide, the soldiers of both armies await the end to the long struggle.

Fort Monroe: The Key to the South

Fort Monroe: The Key to the South, by John V. Quarstein and Dennis P. Mroczkowski. A powerful pictorial portraying the exciting history of the only fort in the Upper South to remain under Union control throughout the Civil War, thereby influencing many of the Civil War's greatest events. (126 pages, 9.25 x 6.5, Paperback)

Uniforms of the Civil War

Uniforms of the Civil War, by Francis A. Lord. Shattering the myth that the Civil War was fought between soldiers in blue or in gray, this complete history details the rainbow of colors and styles worn. From the Army of the United States to the Confederate Navy, it presents a wealth of blouses, frock coats, chevrons, chapeaux, shoes, and more. 108 rare photographs and illustrations. (176 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)


Gettysburg, by Stephen W. Sears. Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgments, and takes stands. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own. (623 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)


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